Jay Nog is the comedian you’re not surprised was part of a fraternity that got kicked off campus. He went to SUNY-Albany (9-time #1 party school according to Princeton Review), pledged a frat immediately, had messy breakups with just about every roommate he ever had, and has a cautionary tale about having a long-term “friend with benefits.” By “cautionary tale,” we mean it gets awkward in a terrible, very funny way. Follow Jay @jaynog on Twitter and all the other things, and check out his live show in NYC & on Sirius, “Paid Or Pain”!
Jason Kanter attended THE Ohio State University, and his stories are so nuts that he can’t include last names in almost any of them. Except NFL hall of famer Lynn Swann — that dude gets NAMED.
Jason was president of his fraternity in college, and around him, cars were lit on fire (allegedly), beers exploded inside cars, in front of cops (not allegedly), and many boobs were seen (New Orleans, so, obviously). Also in New Orleans: a dude friend who made out with someone who was very, very not his type.
Jason’s a New York City comic, and is often touring this country, being a fun, friendly drunken asshole. It’s a helluva brand! Follow him on Twitter @DrJasonKanter
Oh boy, where do we START with this one? Subhah Agarwal (comedian/TV writer) drops by to talk about being a quasi-valedictorian, snorting things so she could work harder, and working as a clown, on a boat, in Pittsburgh. WHAT? Right.
Subhah is an NYC-based stand up comic and regular at The Stand, and she has also appeared on truTV’s Comedy Knockout. Her appearance went so well, she was then hired to write for the show — she even helped Kevin win his episode when he went on! What a gal. Turns out she’s a great fit for a roast-based TV show because, as fellow comics tell her, “she’s mean now.”
Subhah went to Pitt, was a big time academic achiever, and basically threw all that away to do comedy (and occasionally make balloon animals in Central Park for money). Viva art!
Follow Subhah on Twitter @Subhah and on Instagram @Subhaha — possibly the greatest comedian Instagram name of all time.
Patrick Monahan is a comedian who is one of the absolute best follows on Twitter. He’s got that blue checkmark, son! Check him out @pattymo and enjoy. Patrick is NOT the guy from Train (of the same name), but he IS the guy who helped popularize the “Ted Cruz is the zodiac killer” online, a Georgetown grad and lawyer, and he is able to break down a terrible college comedian’s bit about Donald Duck getting a blowjob with truly impressive, next-level logic.
He talks about what led him into law school, being a late bloomer who still looked like a child in college, and freshman year crushes in the days before texting (and the days of AOL IM). We marvel at the first friends you meet in college (who are total goons), and how you even go about making new friends. He also tells us about his first real drunk night, which involved warm Bacardi 151, and a run-in with the sink.
The junior year of College Stories kicks off with producer Nick Pride, who talks about a Florida summer camp he worked at in college where he got buff and found a wife. With Nick as a guest, we get the bonus of appearances of a bunch of camp weirdos via impressions.
We caught up with Nick at the 15 Year Anniversary for the college TV show we all did together at Ball State — Nick was host/EP of BSU Late Night after Kevin left college. Here’s the link to the 15 Year Anniversary Episode.
This episode of College Stories was recorded in a college house in Muncie, Indiana, with special guest co-host Rob Abner (#59), who married his college friends Kevin & Jaimie.
Follow Nick on Twitter @nick_r_pride!
The school year is kicking off once again, and while new College Stories will be back every Thursday shortly, and for the duration of the school year, we bridge the gap with a re-posting of the very first episode about our 1st days of college. On the ep, all the Ball State attendees (not all “grads,” cough, Kevin & Shane): Elizabeth Kuchta (writer/producer, IFC), Jon Daly (writer, Letterman, truTV, MTV), Shane Heimann (stand-up comic), Jaimie McCaffrey (writer, Letterman/truTV), and host Kevin McCaffrey (comedian: Letterman, truTV’s World’s Dumbest, Greatest Ever, and Comedy Knockout).
Doug Smith (comedian, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) grew up a Jehovah’s Witness, but then quit, HARD. He went to art school in NYC, 9/11 turned into his Home Alone 2 (we explain), he dropped out but didn’t tell his dad, and he was present for some serious arson. Doug brings the stories for real — no fat on this baby today. It’s all the good stuff, with Kevin and Jon sitting in.
Follow Doug on Twitter @whoDougSmith and see his show, See You In Hell, the first Saturday of every month in NYC at the Creek and the Cave. Also check out his new web series, Secret Weapon, right there.
Gary Vider tells us everything about his time at U of Buffalo: pledging a frat, the insane hazing (and how that led to no particular lasting friendship), and his creative side-job that made him a lot of money and got his room broken into.
We also talk about Gary’s run to the finals on America’s Got Talent last year, and how Heidi Klum has awful taste in comedy. Who would have thought?!
Follow Gary on Twitter @GaryVider!
George Gordon accidentally ended up in ATO at Memphis University, lived on a dorm floor with one of country music’s biggest talents, and hit the biggest “college spring break locales”: Panama City and South Padre Island, with a pit stop over in Mexico.
We talk cheap, awful liquors (cheap vodka is the best, relatively speaking), and what the Memphis “Pink Panty Pulldown” is. He also reveals the big twist at the end of his finest piece of work as a film major, and a near death experience he got to witness. But don’t worry, it was fun!
Follow not-dead George @georgepgordon3 on Twitter!
Alison Leiby (comedian/writer) is, in her words, “a monster.” She started at Cornell on the rowing team, and after injuries derailed that career, she took the athlete’s mentality to college partying.
Alison and Kevin compare notes on blacking out and leaving class to go heave in sinks (incredibly similar stories, actually), Alison talks about the upsides of coming into college as an athlete with a team already in place, and we talk epic (totally non-offensive!) theme parties at her house, which was — technically — a brothel.
Follow Alison on Twitter @AlisonLeiby!